Stikeman Elliott's GoingGreen Program, officially launched in 2008, is part of our continuing effort to reduce the environmental impact of our day-to-day operations. The Program involves the firm-wide implementation of market-leading environmental best practices.
Stikeman Elliott's Canadian offices were certified as being carbon neutral in 2009, through the support and enthusiasm of our firm members for our GoingGreen program and the implementation of strategies to reduce waste. We are the first national Canadian law firm to achieve this milestone. Locally, our Calgary office has undertaken a number of Green initiatives, including the elimination of all plastic drinking bottles and utensils, automatic double-sided printing, light timers and internal programs such as "Bus to Work on Us."
In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Stikeman Elliott was selected as one of The Green 30 - Canada's 30 Greenest Employers, as selected by Maclean's magazine, in partnership with Aon Hewitt. The award represents a culmination of the firm's efforts to fully integrate environmental stewardship into our operations and values. In 2013 the firm was also named one of Canada's Greenest Employers, based on its submission to Canada's Top 100 Employers competition, together with research conducted by MediaCorp.
By streamlining operations, sponsoring relevant environmental programs and encouraging individual participation at the firm, Stikeman Elliott continues to remain at the forefront of corporate social responsibility initiatives in the legal industry.